BMW 525
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: BMW
Model: 525
BMW 525

The history of the BMW 525 dates all the way back to 1973. This car is part of the highly regarded BMW 5-series and is currently offered as a sedan. Don't confuse the BMW 525i with the 525xi; the BMW 525i is the standard, rear wheel drive model whereas the 525xi is the all-wheel drive model, which was introduced in the United States in 2004. Drivers have eagerly welcomed both models and given praise for their handling, power, and level of luxury. Consumers have come to expect quite a bit from BMW and somehow the company continues to either meet or exceed expectations. Keeping in line with the 5-series, the 525 is a midsize luxury car and is generally considered a step up from the entry-level 3-series. The 3 series is mainly comprised of sports sedans, coupes and sports wagons, which makes its target market slightly different than that of the 5 series. While available in Europe and other parts of the world as far back as 1973, the 525 was not introduced to the U.S. market until sometime later. Five generations of the 5 Series have been manufactured to date. The models can be identified from each other by their unique chassis numbers (EXX). BMW decided to initiate a new naming system for their cars and the 5 series was the first line to receive the new titles. The naming scheme that came about is in fact very logical and makes it very easy for consumers to identify various parts of the vehicle. The first digit (5 in this case) represents the model, and the following two digits (typically) represent the size of the engine. The additional letters or words added to the end of the three-digit number are used to define the fuel type (petrol or diesel), engine or transmission details, and the body style.

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